GM Georgia Move Previews Handling of Switch Injury Claims – Bloomberg

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GM Georgia Move Previews Handling of Switch Injury Claims – Bloomberg

By Linda Sandler and Patrick Lee

Lawyer Lance Cooper of Marietta, Georgia, filed the suit in 2011. GM paid Melton’s family $5 million in 2013, according to a report by investigator Anton Valukas, who was chosen by the company to investigate its response to the switch defect. Cooper, working with Beasley, refiled the suit last month, saying GM hid its knowledge of the defect when it settled the case.

Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer hired by GM to compensate accident victims, has said he’ll take eligible injury claims starting Aug. 1. GM’s bid to transfer the Melton case indicates it may not consider the already-settled Georgia claim to be potentially viable.

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